Growing up, it was the stories of the Bible that comforted that restless heart, that sustained me with the thread of eternity, the secure assurance that I am exactly who God created me to be, whoever’s home I might inhabit, whatever name I may go by. I devoured the stories of Creation, with their poetic declaration: You are from God. “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness,” said God in the beginning (or at least, only a few days later) (Gen. 1:26).
—Rosalind C. Hughes, A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
—Psalm 139:14 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
How infinite is your embrace, O God. How broad and high and deep and enduring is your love.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
Show your loved ones how much you care by giving them Spirit Boosters, daily reminders that they still have purpose, no matter their age.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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